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2005-12-07 [Zab]: I like the image without inking too ;P At least the 'person' in it.. uhm,.. masks? What do they do?

2005-12-07 [Zardra]: thankyou ^__^ hehehee, the without-ink version looks just... weird =P ...masks, you can select an area and when using a mask on it, it only colours the selected area even when you smudge the whole pic with colours =P here is an example of colouring without a mask:  and one with the mask:  a lot cleaner edges ^__^

2005-12-08 [Zab]: like the funktion to 'lock' the pixels in a layer: the area won't change shape, but the mask works on an area even if it's more on that layer? :)

2005-12-08 [Zardra]: yes, like that ^__^

2005-12-08 [Zab]: okie.. I'll have to try that when I get home to my precios Photoshop..XD

2005-12-08 [Zardra]: wheeeee XD

2005-12-08 [Zab]: Thanks for your help :P I'll keep you updated? XD

2005-12-08 [Zardra]: no problem... and yes, do keep! ^^ =P

2005-12-08 [Zab]: :P hehe.. I will then.. (just tell if I start to bugging you, I know I can be annoying sometimes :P)

2005-12-09 [Zardra]: wheee ^_^ and you're not bugging me, lol =P

2005-12-09 [Zab]: Great! I've ordered the tablet, by the way.. wacom Volito 2...:P I'll get it next week..

2005-12-09 [Zardra]: YAY! well, that was fast, lol, congratulations!! ^_^

2005-12-09 [Zab]: I don't get the mask thing..Oo

2005-12-09 [Zab]: Thanks! ^_____^ hehe.. hope it's good now..XD

2005-12-09 [Zardra]: I'm sure it will be good! ... you dont get the mask thing? hmmm, maybe I should make a mask tutorial? :-S

2005-12-09 [Zab]: do so! XD Well.. what's supposed to happen there? Oo

2005-12-09 [moira hawthorne]: yes yes! b/c Im totally lost with the mask thing too!

2005-12-10 [Zardra]: and here it is: Danas Layer Mask tutorial ^___^

2005-12-10 [Zab]: yaaaaay!

2005-12-10 [Zardra]: ^______^ wheee

2005-12-10 [Zab]: *tries to unnderstand the page* hmm.. I'll try t, and if I don't get it then, I'll ask..XD

2005-12-10 [Zardra]: yes, Yay. ^^ it might be a bit ...disorganised ^^;

2005-12-10 [Zab]: uhm...I think I've missed something.. shouldn't I do something between step one and two? Oo If I color the chosen area there, I onlu color the background..

2005-12-10 [Zardra]: agh! of course I forgot that one... you go to Select --> Inverse... uh oh, I have to correct that one right away! ^^;

2005-12-10 [Zab]: Thanks.. I've almost eaten the computer in frustration..:P

2005-12-10 [Zardra]: sorry, lol ^^; ... its fixed now... um... tell me if there are other things wrong =P

2005-12-10 [Zab]: in the start.. shouldn't the lines and shading be separated from the background with a quick mode mask? Or else I only see the image as normal, without disturbing colors..

2005-12-10 [Zardra]: umh, did you make the original layer "multiply"... after that you can see trough it ^^;

2005-12-10 [Zab]: hmm....>_>.....*whistles merrily* I didn't say anything before...

2005-12-10 [Zardra]: =P hehehee

2005-12-10 [Zab]: :P I've always done it the complicated way..XD

2005-12-10 [Zardra]: I read a tutorial about it at DA how people usually do it... its so... complicated. I just put it to "multiply" and thats it... ^^; eek.

2005-12-10 [Zab]: hehe.. it's a much smarter way..:P

2005-12-10 [Zardra]: I have to agree =P PS has so many little things that you can save time and nerves with... but you just have to know them ^^;

2005-12-10 [Zab]: hehe..I know..Oo ehm.. I don't get the mouse+alt thingie.. nothing happens..Oo

2005-12-10 [Zardra]: when removing the selected areas? uh oh... um... hmmm, what might it be... are you sure your trying to remove and not add? uh, I'm really bad at giving advices XD

2005-12-10 [Zab]: ctrl+mouse I ment..:P I know what's wrong..IO think.. I had it zoomed, it worked on normal size again..:P *doesn't get a thing about removing and adding* XD

2005-12-10 [Zardra]: OH! that... yeah, it's funny, it sometimes doesnt work, and my PS is strange anyways (it cant removed selections if I dont remove them manually from Select --> reselect ^^;)   ... removing and adding. um... its... removing and adding XD ugh ^^;

2005-12-10 [Zab]: hehe..ok..:P *looks forward and is excited about getting a tablet* XD just randomly..:P I think I got this with masks now..:P you've added the tutorial at elftown tutorials right?

2005-12-10 [Zardra]: wheee! just wait when you get to paint with the tablet, its so much fun! ^__^ ... elftown tutorials? uh, I dont know, lol. I'm in the tutors ^^; but I dont know about that one *goes to check... has too many wikis* XD

2005-12-10 [Zab]: hehe..:P It's new.. Yes! I believe so,..^____________^

2005-12-10 [Zardra]: I seem to have all my tutorials there, except for this new one. I think. ugh, could my memory get any worse =P but wheee!

2005-12-10 [Zab]: I think someone else can have added them :P pretty much all of those on the tutors page are there.

2005-12-10 [Zardra]: wheeeeeee! I'm glad ^__^

2005-12-10 [Zab]: Good! It's always good to be glad. *nods* XD

2005-12-10 [Zardra]: true true =P XD

2005-12-10 [Zab]: hehe..:P uhm.. having more PS secrets to share? oh! A question! When using the tablet in PS, which is supposed to support the preassure sensitivity, how do I activate that? Oo

2005-12-10 [Zardra]: more PS secret... many, I think, but I dont know where to start. I should make a "secret" tutorial... tips for PS =P ... oh and tablet and PS, the program recognizes the tablet when its set up, so when you turn your PS on, the pressure sensitivity goes on automatically. its perfect! ^__^

2005-12-10 [Zab]: great! I've been thinking of asking you that for a while..XD (three days ago..XD) hehe.. yeah, do that! XD

2005-12-10 [Zardra]: ok, wheee ^^ I have to make a list of the tips and then make it, might take some time because I always forget something... or everything =P  ... oh and when you get the tablet, there is a thing where you can adjust the settings and the pressure sensitivity if its not ok... you'll see then, its really easy to use ^^

2005-12-10 [Zab]: hehe..ok.. I'll ask you if I don't get it then..XD

2005-12-10 [Zardra]: yesyes, whee ^^ =P

2005-12-10 [Zab]: hehhehehhehe.. Now you won't ever get rid of me! Everytime I get a question I'll ask you! MOhahahahaah! >:D

2005-12-10 [Zardra]: O.o... thats... nice =P XD

2005-12-10 [Zab]: huh? It's not supposed to be nice! ;_; *feels depressed* I'm too bad at being evil!

2005-12-10 [Zardra]: oh sorry... I am really horrified... or something on that line! >.> ... teheheheee... evil is fun to be =P

2005-12-10 [Zab]: Why don't I believe you now? XD Yep, it is..:P

2005-12-10 [Zardra]: you dont? why not... I'm really serious ... =P

2005-12-10 [Zab]: Sure you are! XD

2005-12-10 [Zardra]: very much.. really...  wheheheeeeee XD

2005-12-10 [Zab]: *grin* Any special reason to be this happy? :P

2005-12-10 [Zardra]: weekend. and I'm drawing. as a drawing addict, that keeps me pretty much happy XD

2005-12-10 [Zab]: *grin* oooh! :P I really like your art. :) Say, when you color in ps, you're not cheating with the dodge and burn tools as I do, right? :P Any tips on that?

2005-12-10 [Zardra]: wheeeee ^___^ hehee, I'm not cheating with the dodge and burn anymore, I used to, but after I got my tablet I noticed that it looked so so much better when the shading and lights are actually coloured... but I still use them when cleaning my B&W sketches =P ... tips... when you get the tablet, dont use dodge and burn =P it looks better if the shades are a bit more colder coloured than the object itself.. and lights warmer. ^^

2005-12-10 [Zab]: XD I've noticed that too..:P (I just can't get it right.. quite happy with that eye, tho, I dodge and burned it a lot, but also used colors to shade with..:) I hope it gets better with a tablet..XD

2005-12-10 [Zab]: I've noticed another good thing with your way to choose 'multiply' instead of the complicated stuff..; it don't get greyscale automaticly..:P

2005-12-10 [Zardra]: the eye really looked great! the dodge and burn are ok when you dont overdo it, like some do, and then it looks like its burned =P ... ooh yes, the multiply is a really really good option. all those layer style thingies are, like the color layer, I use that all the time (when I'm lazy =P... its good when you dont want to be tidy) ^__^

2005-12-10 [Zab]: Thanks ^_^ heh.. what's that making? Oo the color layer? I've never got all those layers..XD

2005-12-10 [Zardra]: the colour layer makes the layer visible and only colours... its fun to test stuff with PS =P oh oh, here is a good tutorial about colour layers(and other awesome stuff):

2005-12-10 [Zab]: Can't that be changed easily by just choosing opacity and filling? Or flow on the brush? oooh! *checks it*

2005-12-10 [Zardra]: ooh yes, but then it stays a bit blurry or fuzzy... when its color, then its... clear and colourful =P

2005-12-10 [Zab]: ah..:P ok..

2005-12-10 [Zardra]: I'm so clear with my explanations =P

2005-12-10 [Zab]: Oooh! After reaing that page, I want to work with watercolor..O_o

2005-12-10 [Zab]: yes, you are..XD

2005-12-10 [Zab]: I just don't get this: "When you use this method, the Photoshop colours you take from the palette come out really, really saturated; I always desaturate them" What's 'saturated' Oo

2005-12-10 [Zardra]: I know, I always get that urge when seeing her art! ... the worst gallery ever is pu-sama's gallery at DA, after seeing those pics, I always, always have to paint with ink (its soo wonderful!) XD fear the inking fever =P

2005-12-10 [Zab]: O_O *clicks with fear* XD hehe.. I'll try that.. with watercolour..:P

2005-12-10 [Zardra]: watercolours are fun! especially when combined to PS colouring =P and inking. its addicting =P

2005-12-10 [Zab]: hehe..:P I'm not sure if I got the right pictures up on that page.. but I don't think they're too special.. nice, but not special..:P *gets watercolor pad out* This will be so ugly! XD

2005-12-10 [Zardra]: heheheee =P ok, I'll show the pics that got me most addicted to ink: and this: ^__^ ... and wheeee, I cant wait to see what you do with the watercolours! =D

2005-12-10 [Zab]: I can't find them..XD They're probably at school.. I'll just do it with usual pencils instead..Oo maybe charchoal.. hehe..:P (btw: I really suck at watercolor.. I can't handle a brush..XD)

2005-12-10 [Zardra]: pencil sounds good too. ^__^ and charchoal, its scary =P  ... ooh, I'm sure you dont suck at watercolour! I suck at painting anything else except watercolour or ink, yay =P

2005-12-10 [Zab]: No, I promise, I suck at it.. you couldn't see it was the same artist if you looked at one of my watercolorpaintings after seeing my other art..really..Oo I don't know why.. Charchoal-pencils is good..XD

2005-12-10 [Zardra]: hehehee, that sounds... extreme =P maybe you just havent painted a lot so you havent gotten used to it? or maybe you are a oil-paint-person =P (someone said that people could be divided into watercolour-persons and oilpaint-persons. :3 

2005-12-10 [Zab]: My mom's an oilpainter ;P I've never painted in my entire life..XD

2005-12-10 [Zardra]: ooh, maybe its a inherited oil-paint-personality? =P

2005-12-10 [Zab]: no.. I can't paint at all..:P I'll stick to pensils.

2005-12-10 [Zardra]: hehehee, ok =P I prefer pencils too. they are just so... versatile ^^

2005-12-10 [Zab]: so....what? O_o *this pic isn't very good..XD oh well, just a try..)

2005-12-10 [Zab]: <img:stuff/> XD it's just so..poor..Oo When I've made a better I'll show you..:P

2005-12-10 [moira hawthorne]: pu-sama's gallery at DA is lovely... I still need to draw a really good painting of Aodh

2005-12-15 [Zardra]: so sorry I've been gone for so long, school stole my sanity... and time ^^; ... wheeeeeeee! You drew ^__^ I love the way you made the ear, I never get the elven ears look to way I want to =D pretty! ^______^

2005-12-15 [Zab]: Thanks! ^^ I hate that one tho..XD

2005-12-15 [Zardra]: you hate it? nuuuu, why? its great! ^__^

2005-12-15 [Zab]: I don't think so..:P whee! Tablet tomorrow! XD then I'll see what I can do in photoshop...XD

2005-12-15 [Zardra]: tomorrow allready! YAYY!!! I cant wait to see what you come up with it =D ... its going to take a few days to get used to but its sooo fun to practise with it =D

2005-12-15 [Zab]: hehe..yeah, I'm prepared to practise a while..:P dunno what I'll draw tho..Oo maybe a better elf..XD

2005-12-15 [Zardra]: elves are always fun ^__^ =P ... my first wacom drawing was my vampire... I zoomed too much in and didnt remember to zoom out and look how it looks from far away... and it became reaaaaally scary! XD

2005-12-15 [Zab]: XD scary.. I've scetched a vapire I was about to start color..Oo while trying that tablet..

2005-12-15 [Zardra]: Yay! vampires are good victims =P

2005-12-15 [Zab]: yes..:P and a few of my characters are vamps.. got to go now.. see ya!^^

2005-12-15 [Zardra]: vampires are great, I have many too ^_^ allrighty, see you later ^__^

2005-12-15 [Zab]: hmm.. they won't let me in to the christmas show..Oo fair enough, no scene-slavery for me..:P// I have too many! XD and most of them are dead..Oo

2006-05-08 [eyes of frost]: Okay...this is a GREAT tutorial...but erm...RACHEL IS SHOOO CONFUSED!!!!!!!!   T_T 

2006-05-09 [Zardra]: tehehee, why are you confused? ^^:

2006-05-09 [eyes of frost]: Because you skipped ALOT of steps and you go from one thing to another...and then, I dont know if you colored the basic colors in on the picture itself or in photoshop...GAH!! CONFUSING!!!!

2006-05-09 [Zardra]: oooh, everything after step 3 is done on Comp and in Photoshop... so allllll the colours are added on comp, only the b&w paint is done with ink ^_^ only the fur is made in OC, the rest is done all in PS ^^;

2006-05-09 [eyes of frost]: Oh...okay. Lol. *Whipes forehead*

2006-05-09 [Zardra]: ^__^ heee

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